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May 27, 1997

University of Colorado at Boulder doctoral student Rebecca Bendick will participate in an American Geophysical Union press briefing at noon on May 29 in Baltimore on the mechanics driving the deformation of the Tibetan Plateau.

Bendick, who has been working with CU-Boulder geology Professor Roger Bilham in the region for the past several years, will discuss the convergence rates between the Indian and Asian tectonic plates and their effects of the topography of the Tibetan Plateau.

May 27, 1997

University of Colorado at Boulder doctoral student Rebecca Bendick will participate in an American Geophysical Union press briefing at noon on May 29 in Baltimore on the mechanics driving the deformation of the Tibetan Plateau.

Bendick, who has been working with CU-Boulder geology Professor Roger Bilham in the region for the past several years, will discuss the convergence rates between the Indian and Asian tectonic plates and their effects of the topography of the Tibetan Plateau.

May 27, 1997

Editors: Bilham's poster will be presented May 28 at 1:30 p.m. in Hall E of the Baltimore Convention Center at the spring meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Bilham will be available to answer questions beginning at about 2:30 p.m.

Scientists don't know what is going on beneath Fremont, Calif., and finding the answer could be helpful to tens of thousands of people.

May 23, 1997

A University of Colorado at Boulder research team has completed a two-year mapping project of a human chromosome associated with various diseases as part of the international Human Genome Project.

Led by Professor Ken Krauter of the molecular, cellular and developmental biology department, the group’s map of chromosome 18 includes genes involved in colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, bipolar disorder and Nieman-Pick disease Type C, a neurological disorder.

May 22, 1997

Several U.S. scholars and writers have been named to receive the 1997 Eugene M. Kayden Awards in the Humanities by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The national competition recognizes manuscripts submitted by faculty from universities across the country and provides funding for publication of the winning manuscripts. Awards given this year include the National Book Award, University Press of Colorado Award, Translation Award and Colorado Arts Award.

May 22, 1997

Six outstanding faculty, staff and students have received the 1997 Equity and Excellence Awards for Ethnic Plurality at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The recipients are psychology Associate Professor Lerita Coleman of Boulder; Ruth Ann Cameron of Jamestown, staff assistant in linguistics and religious studies; graduate students Gregory Colores of Westminster and Nicki M. Gonzales of Denver; and undergraduates Linda Y. Chang of Aurora and Yvonne J. Montoya of Boulder.

May 21, 1997

Students still are being accepted for the Summer Research Institute of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program for eight weeks of study starting June 2 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

A $2,400 stipend is disbursed to each student throughout the summer toward completion of a research project. Students will present their findings at a symposium, participate in a Graduate Record Examination preparation workshop and engage in cultural activities. Their research papers will be published in the McNair Scholars Journal and may be presented at a national conference.

May 20, 1997

It's a misconception that athletes should flock to Colorado to train for competitions.

Ideally, says University of Colorado at Boulder chemical engineering Professor Igor Gamow, athletes should live at high altitude and work out at low altitude. This is fine for the jet set, but for Joe Athlete, the commute between Boulder and San Diego may be too costly.

Check out the virtual altitude alternative by slumbering in the Gamow Bed. This hypobaric chamber allows athletes to sleep at simulated high altitude, thereby producing more oxygen-carrying red blood cells.

May 20, 1997

Faculty in the fine arts department at the University of Colorado at Boulder have elected an interim chair from within the unit, signaling an important step toward revitalizing the department, according to outgoing interim chair Merrill Lessley.

Erika Doss, professor of fine arts, was elected interim chair May 9 in a meeting of the fine arts faculty. Pending approval by the CU Board of Regents, she will serve as interim chair while a national search for a permanent chair is conducted.

May 20, 1997

Investors, business leaders, corporate relocation services and Colorado farmers rely on Richard Wobbekind to give them accurate economic forecasts each December. This year, BankOne and the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Business and Administration are formally thanking him.

Wobbekind, director of the Business Research Division at the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is the recipient of the 1997 BankOne Colorado Corporation Faculty Community Service Award.

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